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Homework Help: Help with a simple Python program

  1. Jun 15, 2013 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    Hello. I want to write a program which finds the largest number in the sequence typed in by the user. However, when I type in a number it not only gets printed as the input value but gets re-printed as if I have done the print function of that number (though the final answer is correct). How can I solve this issue and make the program cleaner?

    2. The attempt at a solution
    Code (Text):
    seq = [0]
    n = int(input("Start typing the sequence (end it with 0)"))
    while (n!=0):
            n = int(input(n))
            seq = seq + [n]
    print ("The largest number in the sequence is " + str(max(seq)))
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  3. Jun 15, 2013 #2


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    try entering the numbers on one line and use the .split(" ") to separate them into an array of values
  4. Jun 15, 2013 #3


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  5. Jun 15, 2013 #4
    How do I enter them in one line? Why does the 'input' function force the numbers to be written in different lines?
  6. Jun 15, 2013 #5
    ----- Solved it. Thanks for the help.
    Last edited: Jun 15, 2013
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